From urban drama and European cinema to slapstick comedy and sci-fi, I’ve worked a number of different roles, including sound effects editor, Foley mixer and sound designer.
From top: Nothing Man (2017, dir. Stephen Gallacher), Le Ciel Flamand (2016, dir. Peter Monsaert), Renesse (2016, dir. Willem Gerritsen), F.C. De Kampioenen 2 (2015, dir. Jan Verheyen), The President (2014, dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf), Narcopolis (2014, dir. Justin Trefgarne), Green Street 3 (2013, dir. James Nunn).
From top: Keeping Faith (2017, broadcaster: S4C / BBC Wales), De 16 (2016, Canvas), Eigen Kweek (2015, Éen), De Zoon Van Artan (2015, Ketnet), Amigos (2015, VTM).
From top: The Bicycle Thief (2018, dir. Stewart Alexander and Kerry Stewart), Sempiternal (2017, dir. Frazer Ash), Mm-Hm (2015, dir. Michele Austin), Fish Seeks Bicycle (2014, dir. Robin Crowther-Smith), UK Residents Only (2013, dir. Tarun Thind).
I mostly work on drama, but it always makes a nice change of pace and style to delve into factual storytelling. Even as the lines between drama and documentary become blurred, as a sound designer, I ask myself what might the viewer want to experience and learn from the story.
From top: Bobbejaan (2015, 84 mins, Foley recordist), Gardening Is Good (2015, 30 mins, sound designer).
Recording Foley, editing and mixing commercials, promos and teasers present different challenges to longer form work. Having to get your point across in such a short space of time can lead to a cluttered and confusing sound story. One method I use for honing short-form skills is to re-design existing ads, idents and promos.
From top: Vandemoortele (2015 - 10 x ten second, 10 x 20 second commercials), Thomson Reuters (2013 - two min corporate film).
In addition to sound work for film and television, I also enjoy taking on projects that I’ve devised and developed myself, and audio and music composition work for a range of different formats, with a number of different collaborators.
From top: Sound and Music Lookbook 2012 - 2017, A Conceptual Framework for Designing Soundscapes In Museums (2016, dir. Willem Gerritsen), Bombay Spleen (2015, dir. Jan Verheyen), Antigona (2015, dir. Jan Verheyen).